Nurse admits four killings at Berlin hospital

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23 November 2006, Berlin (dpa) - A nurse, 54, has admitted she killed four patients by injection at the prestigious Charite university teaching hospital in Berlin, a prosecutions spokesman, Michael Grunwald, said Thursday. The disclosure came three days after a male nurse was sent to prison for life, with a rider against parole, for killing 28 patients at Sonthofen Hospital in southern Germany, the worst serial killing in Germany since the Second World War. The Berlin nurse was arrested in October after ad

23 November 2006

Berlin (dpa) - A nurse, 54, has admitted she killed four patients by injection at the prestigious Charite university teaching hospital in Berlin, a prosecutions spokesman, Michael Grunwald, said Thursday.

The disclosure came three days after a male nurse was sent to prison for life, with a rider against parole, for killing 28 patients at Sonthofen Hospital in southern Germany, the worst serial killing in Germany since the Second World War.

The Berlin nurse was arrested in October after admitting she injected lethal doses of drugs into patients in a cardiac ward.

Grunwald said she had since admitted giving drugs used to reduce blood pressure to a woman, 48, and a man, 52, in September. Both had died within minutes. The Charite is Europe's biggest teaching hospital and was East Germany's top hospital in the communist period.

In the Sonthofen case, judges Monday rejected the 28-year-old nurse's claim that he had pitied the patients, saying he showed an "appalling lack of human sympathy" that was diametrically opposed to the clear will of some of the victims to live.

DPA

Subject: German news

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